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May 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Cicada Invasion Could Lead to Increase in Rat Population

With cicadas may come rats, Montgomery County health officials caution residents. Officials urge residents to take measures to stop an increase in the rat population as Brood X cicadas emerge, after health inspectors noticed a large increase in rat complaints during the last invasion 17 years ago. In June 2004, during the last Brood X […]

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May 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Population Continues to Diversify but Changes Aren’t Uniformly Distributed

Between July 2010 and July 2019, Montgomery County’s population grew 7.7%, according to a presentation Thursday morning by the Montgomery County planners, who created the Montgomery County QuickStats 2019 report. The population has grown up about 76,000 in the past 10 years. The racial breakdown of Montgomery County’s 1,050,688 residents is 42.6% white, 20.1% Hispanic, […]

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October 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Releases Draft COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Maryland released the initial draft of its COVID-19 vaccination plan. There are currently no coronavirus vaccines approved by the FDA. Referencing CDC information, the draft plan sent to CDC Director Robert Redfield on Oct. 16 said limited vaccine doses could be available by early November, but that is expected to increase considerably in 2021. Patients […]

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November 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Chief Reports 17 Percent Increase in Hate Crimes in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In a video message posted online today, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger reports a 17 percent increase in hate crimes and bias incidents in Montgomery County. According to Manger, there have been 62 incidents reported to the police department this year. He said the hate crimes are generally motivated by race, religion, or sexual […]

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October 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Montgomery Knolls Elementary (VIDEO)

Students, staff and parents at Montgomery Knolls and Pinecrest elementary schools in Silver Spring recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration featured a book fair, dance performances, fashions and food demonstrations. Find out more in this report from MCPS-TV, below:

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August 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Back to School: MCPS Prepares to Welcome 159,000 Students on Aug. 29 (VIDEO)

The first day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students is August 29th, and Superintendent Jack Smith says the district plans to welcome about 159,000 students. That’s 2,500 more students than last year. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: Dr. Smith said he plans to begin the first day of […]

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July 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg City Hall

Gaithersburg’s Population Continues to Grow

With new developments such as Crown and the Watkins Mill Town Center, more people are moving to the city of Gaithersburg and that means the population is on the rise. According to the latest Population/Demographics estimate, the city’s population stands at 68,635 in July, which is up 1,305 since January of 2016. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud […]

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March 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Educating Asian Americans About Hepatitis B in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

One in every 12 Asian Americans is living with chronic Hepatitis B, according to the CDC. CCM’s Crystal Park reports on what local officials are doing to treat and educate residents about this often symptomless disease. You can find out more about the Asian American Health Initiative, here. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery […]

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